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Classic Film: Salvatore Giuliano

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


THE HILLSBOROUGH CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY, in conjunction with THE PASSMORE CENTER, will show the 1962 Francesco Rosi film SALVATORE GIULIANO at 2pm on Sunday, May 5 at the Passmore Center. The Center is at 103 Meadowlands Drive, in Hillsborough. Registration in advance is not required, but it is much appreciated. You can register before 4pm Friday, May 3, by calling 919 245-2015, or until noon on Friday at our website,
The film traces the history and politics behind the murder of the notorious Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano in 1950. In his 2014 review at the website Time Out, Trevor Johnston said “[It is] among the most striking black-and-white movies ever made . . . . Place it alongside ‘The Battle of Algiers’ and ‘Z’ in the pantheon of political greats.” Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator, shows 100% positive reviews among film critics. Martin Scorsese lists it as one of his twelve all-time favorites. If looking for reviews or trailers of the film online, don’t confuse it with other Italian films with the same title, or with the dreadful American film about the same subject, called The Sicilian; be sure it’s the 1962 film by Francesco Rosi. We encourage you to check out the reviews on our website, including one by the distinguished French critic Michel Ciment.
The speaker will be UNC Professor Henry Veggian, who teaches American literature as well as film studies. As his website points out, Henry “was raised in and around the editorial offices of Il Progresso Italo-Americano, the historic Italian language newspaper of New York City,” and there is unlikely to be anyone in the area better equipped to lead the discussion for this film.


May 5
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hillsborough Classic Film Society
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Passmore Center
103 Meadowlands Dr.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
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